How we’re kick-starting STEM careers for ladies

How we’re kick-starting STEM careers for ladies

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Maria Whittingham, pupil recruitment supervisor at CGI, embraced a golden possibility 5 years ago whenever she embarked on a sponsored level apprenticeship.

Gaining a debt-free, BA (Hons) level while simultaneously gaining work that is valuable with us had been, inside her own words, “invaluable”. Now, 5 years on, we talk to Maria to learn just just what life is a lot like at CGI.

You work with a male-dominated industry sector – how has CGI guaranteed you’re feeling welcome into the working environment?

We have constantly sensed supported at CGI.

We joined up with in 2014 in the degree apprenticeship that is sponsored. Initially, I became concerned me would be limited that i’d miss out on the social side of university or that the network of people with similar interests to.

I needn’t have worried! There’s lots going on at CGI. For instance, the recreations and social club, which organises enjoyable tasks where you could satisfy like-minded individuals, additionally the ‘working together’ initiatives when you look at the workplaces.

Recently, CGI has additionally provided self-defence classes for females, that I think is excellent, because it gives the possibility to discover a skill that is new.

The culture at CGI is quite friendly and welcoming and it surely feels as though a work environment that is balanced!

Just How are you influenced to succeed you career at CGI, or maybe you have encouraged other people?

We feel I’ve been in a position to contour my profession at CGI.

I didn’t have any specific industry experience, but I had a passion to learn when I first joined in 2014. Læs resten